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Anyone running 3Gb with 3 DIMMs?

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I have my older set of 1Gb that I could add with my Cronus....if I buy a new heatsink. I was wondering if anyone has tried this? I know I can run decent speeds on them even though they're DDR400, and I plan on installing an 80mm case fan if I do install the DIMMs. I'm just worried about the memory controller stability.
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You can easily do it, however, your timings will be all over the place.

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It'll work but if that RAM is slower then your Cronus, the Cronus will be forced to run as slow as your other RAM.
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Are you using any applications that need more than 2GB? If not, you are hurting the performance by adding memory that you aren't using.

Don't forget no dual channel with odd numbers of DIMM. Also, 2T Command Rate with more than 2 DIMM.
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Yea I really doubt that I need the memory now, but I'm thinking about quake wars and Crysis in the future. I would have all 4 slots filled, not an odd number, so I should still be dual channel at 2T right? 2*512 and 2*1Gb. The Cronus doesn't like my mobo (haven't spent much time with timings) so I just run them at 245, and I can run my DDR400s at that as well.

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You can easily do it, however, your timings will be all over the place.
How so? I can get the same timings to run in the BIOS. I normally run them at 3-3-3-8 (I haven't messed with secondary timings much either, no thanks)
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